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features scrambled eggs, sausage patties, bacon, tortillas and hash brown. if they are open at 3:00 a.m. in the morning, eun, you'll pay the price if i stop there. >> my goodness gracious. >> it won't be happy or pretty. >> neither will you, that's the thing. "news4 today" continues right now at 5:00 a.m. shaking up our nation's military. a look at some of the programs on the chopping block today as the pentagon moves forward with budget cuts. and a picture worth a thousand words. what was behind a tense exchange between president obama and the governor of arizona. good morning. i'm joe krebs. >> i'm eun yang. welcome to "news4 today" for this thursday, january 26, 2012. 42 degrees. now we're getting wet weather.
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>> yeah. we've had a few overnight showers coming through. a lot of the pavement is wet throughout the region. you know what that means, we could have fender benders around the region. we had a few sprinkles over the last couple of hours and are getting just a few now. as we look outside, there is capitol hill, there has been a few sprinkles in the last hour. 41 now at reagan national. we have a calm wind. and look at the wide view, all of this is precipitation, the moving color. actually getting some snow in northern pennsylvania and southern new england. it's mostly rain south and west of there that stretches from upper midwest down to louisiana. and locally, we are getting one batch of rain about to approach the metro area. another one coming in to prince william and fairfax county now. just now crossing the potomac into charles county. that will be moving into the district over the next half hour. right now all about freezing, upper 30s and low 40s. we will hold steady here for another couple hours then climb into the 50s this afternoon with
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occasional showers. a look at your evening planner in ten minutes. danella has a look at traffic. good morning. good morning. travel speeds looking good in the area. traveling on 50, heading westbound from 301 to the beltway, you're at 64 miles per hour. if you're traveling on the dulles toll road, eastbound from hunter mill road to the beltway, 56 miles per hour. i-66 looking good as well, eastbound fairfax county parkway to the beltway, 62 minneapolis. rails are open with no reported delays. joe, over to you. thank you very much. today major changes are come together department of defense. leon panetta will announce huge cuts to the defense budget as part of president obama's restructuring plan. as many as 80,000 troops will be cut and multiple combat brigades will either be dissolved or reassigned. 30 older model drones will be grounded and the air force will not buy new models for now. president obama says the move also help cut the defense budget by a half trillion.
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new from overnight we learned a rockville man kidnapped in pakistan is alive and in good health according to a new report quoting pakistani security officials. 70-year-old warren weinstein was kidnapped in august. he worked for j.d. austin and associates. in december, al qaeda leader ayman al zawahri claimed responsibility for his kidnapping. they gave several conditions for his release, including the release of three men tied to the 1993 world trade center bombing. we are waiting to find out when a virginia woman freed from kidnappers in somalia will be coming back to the u.s. jessica buchanan was rescued bay team of navy s.e.a.l.s on thursday night. the 32-year-old aid worker from bedford county was captured in october along with a danish colleague. the president authorized the rescue mission after receiving word that jessica was ill. there is no word on her current health condition. arizona's governor is on the
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defense this morning after a tense exchange with president obama. jan brewer was seen pointing her finger at president obama after getting off air force one yesterday. brewer handed the president an invitation to talk about the border. the president told brewer he was unhappy about her portrayal of ote about in a book.hich brewer as the two reportedly began talking over each other, the president then walked away in the middle of brewer's sentence. brewer defended herself on the fox news channel. >> i want our borders secured. i want our nation protected. he wants amnesty. we're never going to agree on that. we agree to disagree on that subject. so, i don't know why he was
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surprised by my book. but he evidently is, and he's r it.gihe president said sometime news/"wall street journal" poll. would be glad to meet with the governor again. mr. obama is receivingv@er the economy now.bw1tof americane the president is doing a good !c economy will get worse. that's a seven-point jump over for the first time in a half year, more people surveyed think the president is doing a good job than a bad job. now to the race for the white house. mitt romney and newt gingrich are neck and neck in florida, just seven days before the state's primary. rick santorum and ron paul are a distant third and fourth in the poll. the candidates will scare off tonight in jacksonville. the race in florida may be heated, but one campaign ad may have gone too far.
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newt gingrich pulled a controversial spanish language radio ad which accuses mitt romney of being antiimmigrant. the ad uses a snippet of a fidel castro line and marco rubio calls it inaccurate and inflammatory. rubio is one of the nation's most prominent latino republicans. gingrich's campaign agreed to pull the ad. today a former marine will enter a guilty plea related to charges that he fired shots at the pentagon and the marine corps museum. yonathan melaku was connected to shootings at several military installations in the fall of 2010 and a cash of car break-ins. melaku pled guilty to the break ins and served six months in jail. if convicted in the military building shootings, he faces a minimum of 35 years in federal prison and a maximum of a life sentence. arlington national cemetery is trying to find out what happened to $12 million.
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according to the "washington post," army auditors reported that the money was allocated in budgets between 2004 and 2010. congressional leaders don't feel someone stole the money rather it was returned or spent. the army and fbi launched investigations into management operations at the cemetery last year. virginia drivers now have another place to renew their driver's licenses. to the dmv on the go will launch. the new mobile customer service van will be parked near the front of the fairfax county government center today from 9:00 to 4:00. virginia drivers can get renewed or driver's licenses, vehicle titles and license plates. the van is able to go anywhere in the state so residents can ú day ;÷ the tickets cost
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ticket. jeff geoff tracy received three tickets in the plan of eight days on foxhall road thanks to a new speed camera. the tickets cost between $125 and $150, and he wants to help other people avoid that same fate. so in addition to putting a warning in his news letter, he is actually paying someone to stand near the camera with a sign warning drivers to slow down. >> for seven days, for about 40 hours, i will pay for guy to be out there, just kind of warning people. letting them snow, slow down. i deserve the ticket, i should have been traveling the speed limit, but it just seems like a lot. >> tracy says some of hez pli hs have received tickets from the cameras. it's one of nine new speed cameras installed in the district. >> you know the chef is thinking that's better money spent at his restaurant. >> i went down foxhall road yesterday. i'm waiting for the mail. >> our director kurt said remember, the speeding ticket used to be $40, 50 dollars, now it's over a hundred dollars. all right. tell me if you get a ticket. >> i will. i'll take up a collection.
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good morning, it's 5:11. time for weather and traffic on the 1s. the radar showing this moving color is rain, getting a few areas of light rain prince william, fairfax, southern loudoun county and charles county. southern maryland, that's heading off to the east and just coming into the district of columbia. further to the west, a few sprinkles. all above freezing around the region. upper 30s far west and north, 40s closer to washington. and sunrise will be at 7:19. he's your day planner, occasional light showers, then maybe heavier passing brief downpours this afternoon. we'll be climbing into the low to mid 50s this afternoon. then hold steady near 50 overnight with occasional showers through the evening. could get some more tomorrow morning, we'll look at that, look at the weekend forecast and into next week in ten minutes. how is traffic, danella? >> volume is increasing in the area, but so far no major delays. i'll give you travel speeds, taking the beltway past 50 in prince george's county, look
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here, 61 miles per hour. if you are making your way from 50 to i-95 on the outer loop. continuing on the beltway, this time in montgomery county, again, volume is increasing. no major delays. outer loop speeds, 58 miles per hour. from i-95 to i-270, ten minutes. in virginia, inner loop and outer loop cleared here. you will see some wet roadways, but so far speeds near 60 miles per hour. still ahead on "news4 today," good news for travelers. up-front pricing is here. the changes you can now expect when you go to buy an airline ticket. >> severe
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welcome back. today penn state fans will say their final good-byes to penn state coach joe paterno. yesterday there was a public viewing and then his body was transported one more time through the campus before a family funeral service. thousands lined the street to watch the procession and there was some controversy about today's memorial. tickets for the free event were being sold on ebay for thousands of dollars before ebay pulled them saying free tickets cannot be auctioned. researchers in maryland are joining the efforts to try to solve a mystery illness effecting teens in upstate new york. a mystery illness effecting teen teens. 15 students including one boy have suffered from uncontrollable ticks. neurologists initially said the teens have conversion disorder, the national institutes of health now want the patients to come to its facilities in bethesda. doctors are offering high-end testing which include a clinical
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trial on genes. other doctors have also offered second opinions. police in southeast france arrest the the former head of a fref french company at the center of a breast implant scandal effecting tens of thousands of women worldwide. jean-claude ma ran the defunct company poly implant prothese. the company is accused of using cheaper industrial grade silicone in the implants instead of medical silicone. the government recommends women have the implants removed as a precaution after several complaints about abnormal rupture rates. a minnesota family is waiting to learn the fate of an american couple involved in the italian cruise disaster that ship hit a reef nearly two years ago and is partially submerged. they were two of the 4,000 passengers on board. divers recovered 16 people but only six have been identified because of decomposition by being under water for so long. 17 others are still missing.
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a salvage team will begin pumping fuel from the wreckage. officials say the process could take a month to complete. right now, search rues are looking for survivors after a building collapse in rio de janeiro. authorities released differing reports about possible deaths. witnesses say though heard a loud blast then the building started to crumble. officials suspect a natural gas leak caused the explosion. the collapse came amid heightened infrastructure concerns in brazil as rio gets ready to host the fifa world cup in 2014 and the olympic games in 2016. 24 morning people across texas are cleaning up from several storms that spawned tornados and caused flash flooding. tornadoes touched down austin, san antonio and houston damaging homes and businesses. emergency crews rescued several team trapped in their cars on flooded roads but all the rain
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wasn't enough to end the historic drought there. today metro's board of directors will decide which options they will use to close a $160 million budget gap. they may cut service or increase fares. they may also increase parking fees. some metro officials suggested a two-zone system with different prices or a five cent surcharge at certain stations to fund station improvements. gary williams name will now forever be part of the comcast center at college park. the basketball court at the university of maryland arena was named after the retired hoops coach before last night's game between the terps and blue devils. williams retired after last season. he is the winningest coach in history and is the only coach to lead the terps to a national championship. unfortunately the night did not end as well as the night began
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for terps fans. maryland fell to duke. it was the terrapins's third consecutive loss. they're now 2-3 in the acc. they will take on virginia tech on saturday in college park. i can't go without saying go terps. no win meant no unruly fans on route 1 after last night's game. police were prepared for the potential riots which often happen after duke/maryland games. they had additional officers lined along the streets near the campus in case things got out of hand. more than two dozen students were arrested two years ago after maryland beat duke. a coaching change may be what the doctor ordered for the ailing wizards. they beat the bobcats last night 92-75, pulling themselves out of last place in the league. the wizards jumped out to a 20-point lead in the first half with the help of nick young who had 20 points on the night. john wall showed off his
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defensive skills with a big block in the second half. interim coach, randy whipman gets his first win in his first game at the helm. 48 more in a row, all will be forgiven. >> that's all. >> that's all. >> all right. >> good luck. it's now 5:21. time for weather and traffic on the 1s. tom kierein has a look at our forecast for today. hi, tom. >> good morning. an umbrella day. temperatures around the region are well above freezing. here's a close-up view of the radar. a few sprinkles through washington, montgomery county. light rain along the eastern part of the beltway along prince george's county from route 50 down to the wilson bridge. then east of there, further into southeastern prince george's county, getting some light rain. that's moving into northern calvert and southern anne arundel county and pulling away. elsewhere, just a few scattered sprinkles. temperatures are well above freezing, upper 30s to 40 degrees in arlington, fairfax, prince george's counties. milder, low 40s around the bay, northern neck of the east shore. the mountains in the mid to
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upper 30s. sunrise at 7:19. mid 40s through much of the morning, by midmorning, then near 50 by noontime. a little light rain this morning but then some occasional showers this afternoon. we might climb to the low to mid 50s as we get into the middle of the afternoon. sunset at 5:22. then some more showers tonight. greater chance of moderate downpours this evening. we'll hold steady near 50 overnight and by dawn on friday it will be near 50. then during the day on friday, it might climb to near 60 degrees. a gusty wind during the afternoon as we begin to clear out. we will drop our temperature, be down near 40 midnight friday night, near 30 on saturday. mostly cloudy sunday, chilly day, 20s in the morning, afternoon highs in the 40s. cold day monday, warming up the middle of next week. danella, how is traffic. >> wet pavement, volume is increasing but no major delays
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or accidents. along i-95, green in both directions, that means your travel lanes are open. here's a look at 100. no major delays at all. traveling on i-270, getting busy at shady grove. travel lanes are open southbound 270 to the spur. no issues in the roadways for you. on the rails, still looking good with no reported delays. eun, back to you. as part of jcpenney's new pricing strategy, the department store is marking down all of its merchandise by at least 40% permanently. the new rule will start february 1st. the plan is similar to walmart's iconic every day low pricing strategy. the department store says the plan is to give customers consistently low prices rather than to try to lure them in with crazy one-time only sales. if you plan to book a plane
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ticket this morning, expect a shock when you compare fares. you now know from the start how much a ticket will cost. >> we all received those e-mails for $80, $60, $20 flights. those days are over. now all airlines have to include all of their taxes and fees in one up-front price and that price may leave you a little bit surprised. look at two examples. yesterday, a round trip flight from reagan national to los angeles with one connection, initially looked like it would cost you $240. in reality, though, that flight actually costs $294 because of those taxes and fees. you're now going to see the total price from the start. the biggest sticker shock right here for international flights. this is the fare would have seen yesterday for a round trip flight from dulles to london, $151. looks too good to be true. it was. this morning that same fare
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advertised at $768 because of all the taxes and fees. look here. the new rum rules offer some protections for customers. airlines must notify people of delays of 30 minutes. some budget airlines are not happy with the new rules. spirit and southwest sued to stop the new rules from being enforced. back to you. >> make sure you stay connected to "news4 today" throughout the day, follow us on facebook and twitter. actress lindsay lohan is in trouble with the law again. this time she is being sued for an alleged hit and run crash. the woman named nubia filed the lawsuit. she said she was pushing a stroller across an intersection in west hollywood in september of 2010 when lohan flew down the road and hit the nanny. the child wasn't hurt but the woman is claiming injuries.
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the star is currently on probation for a drunk driving case and at the theft of a necklace. actress drew barrymore made a stop in washington for the premiere of her latest film "the big miracle." she walked the red carpet before the screening last night. the film was based on a true story of a group of americans and russians who at the height of the cold war worked together to save a group of trapped whales in alaska in 1988. the movie opens nationwide february 3rd. our time right now is 5:27. coming up, those popular apps you download on your phone or tablet, there may be a tax for that. the proposal being pitched in one area state that could
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crashing into this maryland home. a heated exchange caught on camera the political issue that had the governor of arizona pointing and waging her finger at president obama. plus paying more for what you download. a new tax proposal that could
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have people in maryland paying more. good morning. i'm eun yang. >> good morning. i'm joe krebs. welcome back to "news4 today." it's thursday, the 26th day of january. a live look outside this morning. looks cloudy. we're getting drizzly rain around the region, i believe. is that correct? >> yeah. the snow shovels are gathering dust in the garage. we'll need an umbrella again today. a few sprinkles overnight. right now at reagan national airport, a few sprinkles. and the temperature there is at 41. we have a calm wind. elsewhere, well, there's quite a bit of rain falling. it's a rather large rain system that stretches from ohio into indiana, illinois, and then south of there down to louisiana. and along that front that's going to be approaching us later today, we could get moderate showers. close-up radar showing a few sprinkles, panhandle of west virginia, closer to washington right now getting a few sprinkles.
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the temperatures around the region, all above freezing. mid and upper 30s north and west of washington. south and east it's in the low 40s. right now around the beltway, montgomery, arlington, fairfax counties, it's near 40. sunrise at 7:19, getting earlier and earlier. moderate showers this afternoon, highs reaching the mid 50s. a look at evening planner in toten mens. danella has a look at traffic. >> no issues for you on your roadway, route 50 in maryland, making your way out of annapolis towards the beltway, looking good. live look at 301 westbound, slightly busy. no major delays, no accidents. 67 miles per hour is your travel speed heading from 301 to the beltway. the rails are still looking good.
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joe and eun, back to. new from overnight, police are investigating how a car crashed into the side of a house in anne arundel county. it happened a few hours ago near central avenue and davidsonville, road. police have not released information on the driver or whether anyone was inside the house at the time. today major changes coming to the department of defense. defense sretary leon panetta will announce huge cuts to the defense budget. as many as 80,000 troops will be cut and multiple combat brigades will either be dissolved or reassigned. 30 older model drones will be grounded and the air force will not buy new models for now. it's all part of prp president obama's plan to cut the defense budget by a hatch trillion over the next decade. arizona's governor is on the defendants after a tense exchange with the president.
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jan brewer was expressively pointing her finger to president obama after he got off air force one yesterday. it appeared to be over, we found brewer handed the president an invitation to talk about the border. the president told brewer he was unhappy about her portrayal of their last meeting which brewer wrote about in a book. as the two reportedly began talking over each other, the president then walked away in ewer defended herself on the ce. fox news channel. >> i want our borders secured. i want our nation protected. he wants amnesty. that.ñn yvgree to disagree on ta !0@]n thin-e
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kb comesld . tonight, in the republican presidential hopefuls will have their last chance to square off face to face before the primary. the debate comes as recent polls show newt gingrich and mitt romney in a virtual tie in the sunshine state. many consider florida to be crucial, not only because of the number of delegates it carries but because it's a winner take all contest. newt gingrich is aiming high to win in florida he told voters near the kennedy space center last night he is dedicated to making space exploration a priority. >> by the end of my second term we will have the first permanent base on the moon and it will be american. >> gingrich said he wants to ñnology.
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the security company had no $$ reentry:+új7e a priority. wn po the body of slain virginia hei@wica rock concert at the university of virginia in charlottesville in october of 2009. the security company had no reentry ding. her remains were found three months later in a hayfield. her parents started a campaign called help save the next girl. it offers help in finding missing people. hundreds of protesters plan on converging today on pepco's headquarters and demanding the utility company stop its attempt to raise rates for d.c. customers. demonstrators say they also want pepco top executives to take a pay cut and agree to use its multimillion dollar tax return to improve infrastructure and create jobs. more protests are planned for next week when pepco executives
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will[ a hearing to defend its rate hike request. today d.c. council members will look at another plan to allow online gambling in the district. the district legalized online gambling in late 2010 as part of a budget bill but it has not been implemented here. today's informational hearing will focus on how the gambling law was improved. the bill would allow people to play online poker, blackjack ans in d.c. nling could be up the maryland governor wants to charge a sales tax to online sales. under the proposal, the state would collect 6% sales tax when maryland residents buy music, apps and other online goods.
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in virginia, a state senate committee introduced a bill that would repeal the one gun a month law. the bill now goes to the full senate for a vote next week. virginia governor bob mcdonald says he will sign the bill if it passes the general assembly. meanwhile, the senate committee postponed votes on two other gun bills that would stop colleges from banning firearms on campus and would start dealers from running background checks on people who buy long guns and rifles. 5:38 is the time. a warning this morning for homeowners in one local community. the piece of their homes that thieves are apparently targeting. call it the future of snow removal. remov[ male announcer ] this was how my day began.
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40s, then 50 around noontime. greater chance of rain this afternoon and evening. here's your evening planner, showers with temperatures holding steady. a look at friday, the weekend and into next week in ten minutes. danella, how is traffic. >> police are on the scene of an accident westbound route 7 at colvin road. outer loop at georgia avenue, travel speeds, 56 miles per hour. inner loop at 50 looks good at a 63 miles per hour. branch avenue, 62 miles per hour. no problems crossing the wilson bridge heading into virginia. no major delays. >> thank you very much. our time is 5:42. helping drivers avoid an expensive speeding ticket. how one well-known area chef is getting the word out about one of d.c.'s speed cameras. and major changes in the
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more people are now calling for occupy d.c. protesters to be evicted from mcpherson square. now it's the d.c. chamber of commerce. they say the protests are hurting local businesses downtown. health officials say the area has become infested with rats and is now a public health concern. the d.c. mayor said this week he would like to see tents removed to freedom plaza so the mcpherson square can be cleaned. the national park service will soon enforce a ban on camping at mcpherson. prince george's police are looking for a man who tried to rob an employee at an elementary school in ft. washington. it happened in the middle of the day at fort foote school. the man did not get away with any money and no one was hurt.
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a warning for homeowners in montgomery county. thieves are ripping off copper right off the houses while people are asleep. police say thieves swiped copper gutters and down spots 26 times in bethesda, potomac and rockville. the mayor of rockville, phyllis maruccio said it happened to her. she said she thought one had s fallen on to her roof when she woke up startled. >> my dad built this house. when he built it, he wanted to put the best things he could in it, so naturally he put copper. i heard this tremendous racket. what i saw was my downspout was gone. >> maruccio says it was not cheap to replace it. the copper alone was hundreds of dollars. the scrap metal usually holds about 90% of its value at resale attracting thieves to steal it and sell it as scrap metal. a new study of d.c. schools
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recommends the city turn around or close three schools. ward 7 and 8 need the most help. only six schools received a tier one, a highest rating. 22 schools received the lowest rating a tier 4. it recommends the city close some of those schools and open charter schools. there is some controversy about the study it was underwritten with a $100,000 grant from the walton family, one of the biggest supporters of charter schools. the virginia supreme court will hear a case about redrawing legislative boundaries. this morning police are looking for a man who sexually assaulted and robbed a woman at gun point in the district. the attack happened tuesday night at the 400 block of q street. police say a man with a handgun approached the woman from behind
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as she was walking along the sidewalk. according to the police report, he told her "i will shoot you if you don't do what i tell you." he then forced her into an alley, sexually assaulted her and stole her purse. police are now looking for that purse. a would-be robber got more than he planned when he tried to rob two off-duty police officers. this happened on tuesday night in evanston, maryland. police say 51-year-old sandy stancill threatened the two with a knife and tear gas. that's when the officers identified themselves and pulled out their guns and he ran away. he was eventually caught and charged with attempted robbery. a rare piece of art is back with its writeful owner this morning, three decades after it was stolen. the pissarro was sent back to
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the museum. the item was shown off one last time in washington yesterday before being shipped back to france. people in northern virginia can now find out when snowplows are in their area. the virginia department of transportation is testing a new online snowplow map that shows the neighborhood status in northern virginia. people living in fairfax, loudoun and prince william county can enter their addresses and get complete realtime results, along with traffic cameras and road conditions. transportation officials are creating the plan after people in the area claimed they did not know when the snowplows were coming to their neighborhoods h during the blizzard of 2010. community members hope the new program works. >> i think they'll be very happy if it truly does happen. i think they'll probably hold their breath to make sure that it does. >> i think it's helpful to see people and government sort of
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working together to get these issues resolved. maybe social media is one of those ways people are starting to get into more of that. >> the website is activated once two inches of snow falls. you can take a test drive of it by going to our website, nbcwashington.com and search plowing. i don't know if you will test out for real any time soon. let's talk to tom. >> the nearest operating snowplow is in schenectady, new york. they are getting a little bit of snow there, but here it's rain this morning. you will need your umbrella this morning. they are getting snow in southern new york state and southern new england. the snowplows are operating in parts of connecticut and rhode island as well as up into far northwestern pennsylvania. but elsewhere we are getting rain it stretches from the midwest down to louisiana. right now getting a few sprinkles, panhandle of west virginia into southern
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washington county. howard county, northern and southern anne arundel getting a shower. light rain southern calvert county and st. mary's. temperatures above freezing now. 30s throughout much of the region, just north and west of the i-95 corridor. prince george's, arlington, fairfax counties near 40. as well as southern maryland, near the bay and the northern neck. occasional sprinkles this morning. otherwise a cloudy sky. by noon near 50. more moderate showers from time to time this afternoon as we climb into the low to mid 50s. and then some steadier rain may move in tonight and briefly heavy at times through the evening hours as we hover near 50. then tomorrow, in the morning, we'll be near 50, with some occasional showers that may linger through noontime friday, turning windy and colder tomorrow afternoon. we may be near 60, then dropping near 40 midnight friday night. then near 30 by dawn saturday. saturday, partly cloudy and
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chilly. another chilly day on sunday. another cold day monday, midweek next week, we warm back up a bit. danella, how is traffic? >> westbound route 7, still have the accident. this is at colvin run road. the right lane is blocked. this time traveling eastbound on i-66 as you make your way to the beltway, left shoulder is blocked by a disabled vehicle there. your travel lanes are open. traveling on 395, getting a bit busy northbound, not seeing any accidents, but a bit of congestion. travel speed still looks good. 57 miles per hour as you make your way across the 14th street bridge. no issues heading into the city. joe and eun, back to you. >> thanks. today virginia drivers can start taking care of their dmv needs on the go. the new mobile customer service van will be parked near the front of the fairfax county government center today from 9:00 to 4:00. virginia drivers can get renewed
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or driver's licenses, vehicle titles and license plates. dmv's website says it will park at businesses, college campuses and other locations around the state so residents can take care of anything they need for their vehicle. one local celebrity chef wants to make sure you don't get a speeding ticket. jeff geoff tracy received three speeding tickets in the span of eight days thanks to a new speed camera on foxhall road near georgetown university. the tickets cost between $125 and $150, and he wants to help other people avoid that same fate. he says that in addition to putting the warning in a newsletter he sends out, he's hired some guy to stand there with a sign telling drivers to slow down. tracy says he simply hopes to help save people some cash. >> i literally hope i save the neighbors about $10,000, and maybe they'll -- $150, you can
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buy a lot of food at chef geoff's for 150 bucks. >> tracy says some of his employees and guests have also received speeding tickets from the camera. it's one of nine new speed cameras installed in the district. what do you think about chef geoff's speed camera warning? it's one of the things we're talking about today on "news4 today's" facebook page. to find us just search "news4 today" 4 and like us. >> tell us whether you like those speed cameras. >> or the idea that chef geoff is doing. the district is near the top when it comes to commuters who walk or bike to work. a new study from the alliance for walking and biking puts d.c. as second in the nation. boston came out on top with san francisco, seattle, and new york rounding out the top five. d.c. is also the sixth safest for pedestrians and cyclists, batesed on the number of deadly crashes. boston came in first began for safety. texas fell to the bottom of both of those lists. this spring you may want to head over to universal studios
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in orlando. the park will debut a new daily parade and nighttime lights and pyrotechnic show. it will feature spongebob square pants and several other character others. universal will project its nighttime show on screens created by waterfalls. after five years of testing, taco bell plans to launch a new breakfast menu today at 750 restaurants. we checked, none of the locations in maryland, d.c. or virginia will be offering breakfast yet. the 11-item breakfast line dubbed first meal will be served mostly on the west coast and features scrambled eggs, sausage patties, bacon, tortillas and hash brown. >> nothing better than refried beans and coffee. netflix is making a comeback after losing a million subscribers last year. the dvd rental and online
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streaming company signed up more than 600,000 subscribers in the last three months of 2011. more than 800,000 customers left the service last summer after the company hiked its prices and tried to split off its dvd mailing service. netflix still expects to lose money during the first quarter of this year. a man in his 70s chased off a would-be robber at a store in california. >> was all caught on tape, as is everything. security cameras were rolling when the masked gunman runs into the sacramento store. watch the man slap the gun away, rip the suspect's mask off and chase him from the store. >> whoa. >> police say the same suspect may be connected to three other robberies and may be reconsidering his line of work. good for him. go ahead. ahead, why the teenagers suffering from a mystery illness may be coming to our area. and the former capitals player who had to take cover when the roof of a hockey rink gave way.
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